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JFrog CLI is a compact and smart client that provides a simple interface that automates access to Artifactory, Bintray and Mission Control through their respective REST APIs. By using the JFrog CLI, you can greatly simplify your automation scripts making them more readable and easier to maintain. Several features of the JFrog CLI makes your scripts more efficient and reliable:

  • Multi-threaded upload and download of artifacts make builds run faster
  • Checksum optimization reduces redundant file transfers
  • Wildcards and regular expressions give you an easy way to collect all the artifacts you wish to upload or download.
  • “Dry run” gives you a preview of file transfer operations before you actually run them

Download and Installation

You can download the executable directly using the JFrog CLI Download Page, or install it with npm, homebrew or docker.


npm install jfrog-cli-go


brew install jfrog-cli-go


docker run jfrog <COMMAND>

Building the Executable

JFrog CLI is written in the Go programming language, so to build the CLI yourself, you first need to have Go installed and configured on your machine.

Install Go

To download and install Go, please refer to the Go documentation. Please download Go 1.11 or above.

Download and Build the CLI

Navigate to a directory where you want to create the jfrog-cli-go project, outside the $GOPATH tree.

If the GOPATH variable is unset, it’s default value is the go folder under the user home.

Verify that the GO111MODULE variable is either unset, or explicitly set to auto.

Clone the jfrog-cli-go project by executing the following command:

git clone

Build the project by navigating to the jfrog folder and executing the go build command:

cd jfrog-cli-go/jfrog/
go build

Once completed, you will find the JFrog CLI executable at your current directory.


Artifactory tests

General tests

To run Artifactory tests execute the following command:

go test -v

Optional flags:

Flag Description
-rt.url [Default: http://localhost:8081/artifactory] Artifactory URL.
-rt.user [Default: admin] Artifactory username.
-rt.password [Default: password] Artifactory password.
-rt.apikey [Optional] Artifactory API key.
-rt.sshKeyPath [Optional] Ssh key file path. Should be used only if the Artifactory URL format is ssh://[domain]:port
-rt.sshPassphrase [Optional] Ssh key passphrase.
-rt.accessToken [Optional] Artifactory access token.
  • Running the tests will create two repositories: jfrog-cli-tests-repo and jfrog-cli-tests-repo1.
    Once the tests are completed, the content of these repositories will be deleted.

Maven, Gradle and Npm tests

  • The M2_HOME environment variable should be set to the local maven installation path.
  • The gradle and npm executables should be included as part of the PATH environment variable.
  • The java executable should be included as part of the PATH environment variable. Alternatively, set the JAVA_HOME environment variable.

To run build tools tests execute the following command:

go test -v -test.artifactory=false -test.buildTools=true
  • Currently, build integration support only http(s) connections to Artifactory using username and password.

Docker push test

To run docker push tests execute the following command (fill out the missing parameters as described below):

go test -v -test.artifactory=false -test.docker=true -rt.dockerRepoDomain=DOCKER_DOMAIN -rt.dockerTargetRepo=DOCKER_TARGET_REPO -rt.url=ARTIFACTORY_URL -rt.user=USERNAME -rt.password=PASSWORD
Mandatory Parameters
Flag Description
-rt.dockerRepoDomain Artifactory Docker registry domain.
-rt.dockerTargetRepo Artifactory Docker repository name.
-rt.url Artifactory URL.
-rt.user Artifactory username.
-rt.password Artifactory password.

Go commands tests

To run go tests: * Use Go version 1.11 and above. * Run the following command:

go test -v -test.artifactory=false -test.go=true 

NuGet tests

To run NuGet tests: * Add NuGet executable to the system search path (PATH environment variable). * Create a remote repository named jfrog-cli-tests-nuget-remote-repo * Run the following command:

go test -v -test.artifactory=false -test.nuget=true 

Bintray tests

Bintray tests credentials are taken from the CLI configuration. If non configured or not passed as flags, the tests will fail.

To run Bintray tests execute the following command:

go test -v -test.artifactory=false -test.bintray=true


Flag Description
-bt.user [Mandatory if not configured] Bintray username.
-bt.key [Mandatory if not configured] Bintray API key. [Optional] Bintray organization. If not configured, -bt.user is used as the organization name.
  • Running the tests will create a repository jfrog-cli-tests-repo1 in bintray.
    Once the tests are completed, the repository will be deleted.

Pull Requests

We welcome pull requests from the community.


  • Before creating your first pull request, please join our contributors community by signing JFrog’s CLA.
  • If the existing tests do not already cover your changes, please add tests..
  • Pull requests should be created on the dev branch.
  • Please use gofmt for formatting the code before submitting the pull request.

Using JFrog CLI

JFrog CLI can be used for a variety of functions with Artifactory, Bintray, Xray and Mission Control, and has a dedicated set of commands for each product. To learn how to use JFrog CLI, please visit the JFrog CLI User Guide.

Using JFrog CLI Docker Image

The docker image of JFrog CLI can be pulled from Bintray by running the following command:

docker pull

Run a JFrog CLI command using docker as follows:

docker run jfrog <COMMAND>

Release Notes

The release are available on Bintray.